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Playback’s Best of the Year: The Amazing Race Canada

In addition to earning boffo ratings, The Amazing Race Canada on CTV also scored major brand integrations, including Air Canada, Interac and BlackBerry.


Playback’s TV Producer of the Year: Insight Productions

The go-to format shop broke records with Amazing Race Canada, has top specialty series on Slice and Food and is now looking to laugh at the U.S. with an ambitious cross-platform venture.

Don Carmody

Playback’s Film Producer of the Year: Don Carmody

With another Golden Reel Award, 3D epic Pompeii set for 2014 and a new focus on smaller screens, the “Don of Canadian production” has had a banner year.


Playback 2013 Canadian Film and TV Hall of Fame inductee: Al Waxman

Playback posthumously honours the “King of Kensington,” Al Waxman, one of Canada’s most beloved television stars.


Best of the year: DHX Media

Company president and COO Steven DeNure discusses what this year’s acquisition of Cookie Jar Group means for the newly-expanded company, its digital distribution strategy, and plans for continued expansion in 2013 and beyond.


Best of the year: Kirstine Stewart

The EVP of CBC English Services tells Mark Dillon about the challenges of her new role and cultivating a slate of Cancon that Canadians want to watch.


Playback 2011 Canadian Film and Television Hall of Fame: Pierre Juneau

The Juno Awards namesake and Canadian TV industry icon is recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the industry.

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Hall of Fame 2010: Paul Bronfman

The service sector’s resilient leader.

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Hall of Fame 2010: Don Carmody

Still full-throttle for ‘Hollywood’s man in Canada’.

Barneys Version

TIFF 2010 Gala: Barney’s Version

Ask most producers to choose from among their films and they will usually say they can’t – they’re a parent to all their projects. But one can’t help but think Barney’s Version is a personal favorite for Robert Lantos. “That’s true,” the Toronto producer says. “You can safely say that.”


Sportscasters see money in mobile video

It’s NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs time again, and just as sure as a Maple Leafs no-show, sportscasters have launched their latest digital offerings to bring up-to-the minute action to puck-heads everywhere. This year’s ramp-up is in mobile, which is evidently where the money is.


Cash-strapped TVO eyes bright digital future

As TVO CEO Lisa de Wilde sits for an interview in the boardroom of the educaster’s midtown Toronto office, it is the first day of her fiscal year. It also happens to be April Fool’s Day, but the organization’s budgetary situation is no laughing matter: in February de Wilde told the Economic Club of Canada her station was looking to Ontarians for $10 million to meet its financial status quo and allow the channel to innovate further. It is now two months into TVO’s ‘Go Public’ fundraising drive, and so far she’s happy with the response.